Dehere

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Dehere
Sire Deputy Minister
Grandsire Vice Regent
Dam Sister Dot
Damsire Secretariat
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1991
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Due Process Stable
Owner Due Process Stable
Trainer Reynaldo Nobles
Record 9: 6-2-0
Earnings $723,712
Major wins
Sanford Stakes (1993)
Hopeful Stakes (1993)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1993)
Champagne Stakes (1993)
Fountain of Youth Stakes (1994)
Awards
U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old-Colt (1993)

Dehere (April 13, 1991 - c. May 16, 2014)[1] was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred and raced by Robert E. Brennan's Due Process Stable. Sired by Canadian Hall of Fame inductee and two-time North American Champion sire, Deputy Minister, he was out of the mare Sister Dot, a daughter of the U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretariat.

Racing at age two in 1993, Dehere joined Regret (1914), Campfire (1916), and City Zip (2000) as the only horses to ever win all three Saratoga Race Course events for two-year-olds: the Saratoga Special Stakes, Sanford Stakes and Hopeful Stakes. Dehere's other major victory in 1993 came in the Grade I Champagne Stakes. He went into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile having won five of his six starts. In his only loss, he had finished second to Holy Bull in the Belmont Futurity Stakes. Breeders' Cup bettors made him a prohibitive favorite, bet down to odds of 7-10. In the race, at the three-quarter pole Dehere moved into third place but then faded and finished eighth to winner Brocco. Despite the loss, Dehere's 1993 performances earned him the Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2-Year-Old Male Horse.

Dehere raced only twice as a three-year-old, winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes. A fracture of his right hind cannon bone during training ended his racing career. Acquired by Ireland's Coolmore Stud, he was retired to breeding duty at their Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. During his five years there, he was shuttled to Coolmore breeding operations in Australia before being sold in 1999 to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Iburi Stallion Station in Hokkaidō, Japan. In 2005, Coolmore reacquired Dehere and he is again shuttling between Ashford Stud and Coolmore Australia.

Among Dehere's offspring are four millionaire racehorses in Australia:

  1. Belle Du Jour - Golden Slipper Stakes (2000), Linlithgow Stakes (2001), Newmarket Handicap (2003)
  2. Defier - George Main Stakes (2002), AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002), Doomben Cup (2004)
  3. Natural Blitz - multiple stakes winner
  4. Dear Demi - VRC Crown Oaks (2012)

In the United States, Dehere has sired the 2000 Arkansas Derby winner Graeme Hall and Take Charge Lady, a winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes in 2002 and the Grade I Spinster Stakes in 2002 and 2003. Dehere is also the damsire of the 2007 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Midnight Lute.

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